SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION LITIGATION

Case update:

On February 14, 2023, Plaintiffs’ lawyers in a national multidistrict litigation (MDL) against some of the world’s largest social media platforms filed a master complaint meeting a deadline set by federal judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers in Oakland, California.

This landmark case currently includes 133 personal injury claims and is titled In re: Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3047).

Upcoming Proceedings & Deadlines:

 

Date

Proceeding or Deadline

6/1/2023
Motion to Dismiss Deadline
6/1/2023
Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Deadline
6/30/2023
Reply to Motion to Dismiss Deadline
8/15/2023
Motion to Dismiss on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the First Amendment Deadline

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION

Type Of Personal Injury Case

7 + 1 =

The lawsuits allege that Meta (Facebook and Instagram), Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube analyze users’ personal data and employ algorithms to manipulate minors and keep them addicted to the product. Social media companies designed their products to work much like a drug. The lawsuits further allege that using the products deliberately affects dopamine levels in youth. As a result, these products have caused young adolescents and adults to suffer anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, suicidal thoughts, suicide, sleeplessness and other severe mental and physical health disorders as a result of their addiction to social media.

An essential question in this case is whether the sites named in the suits and their algorithms can be considered “products” — and if so, whether they have design features, that are defective insofar as they cause kids to increasingly use the platforms to a greater and greater degree, and that extreme usage causes a variety of mental health problems, and whether the companies can be held liable for product designs that are charged with causing or contributing to harm.

We are currently reviewing Social Media Addiction claims that resulted in serious mental or physical health injuries, contact us today to find out if you are eligible for compensation.

We have over 60 years of experience standing up for victims of Central New York just like you.

Contact Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman for free legal advice today.

Find Out If You Are Eligible For Compensation

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

HELPING CENTRAL NEW YORK PEOPLE WHEN IT COUNTS

Our Law Firm Gets Results

“Attorney Murad was professional, and understanding. I would not think twice to hire him again, if needed.”

Gerard

Rome, NY

“This law firm exceeded my expectations. They were easy to work with and caring and kind.” 

Paige

Westmoreland, NY

“Mr. Brindisi and his staff were very accommodating, professional and thorough.”

Anthony R.

Oneida, NY

We stand up for innocent people when they have been injured by a careless individual’s actions. We have over 60 years of experience representing the people of New York State. The partners at Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman know that you are counting on us to help navigate the waters of an unfortunate incident. And we take that responsibility seriously. We fight hard to get you every dollar you deserve to make sure your medical bills are paid, to recover your lost wages and get you compensated for your pain and suffering.

IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED…CONTACT BMBP TODAY!

BRINDISI, MURAD & BRINDISI PEARLMAN

UTICA OFFICE
2713 Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13501

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY

9AM-5PM